Articles tagged new wave

The Grace and Beauty of Roxy Music’s ‘Avalon’

It's not often that great bands have the opportunity to end a career on a high note with their swansong song albums, but Roxy Music brilliantly did with Avalon.

READ more
Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution

In a career that spans 40 years, Paul Weller is still making vibrant, essential music and his latest album is among his most impassioned and focused.

READ more
Sign of the Times: An Interview With Miami Horror

Emerging from the Australian electronic-pop revival with the likes of Neon Indian and Kimbra, Miami Horror move from the personal to the imaginative in pastel-bright fashion.

READ more

8 May 2017 // 2:30 AM

Midnight Oil’s Time Has Come Again

Midnight Oil taught me that citizens not only need a soundtrack for resistance, but we also need to resist.

READ more
A Flock of Seagulls: Remixes & Rarities

This odds 'n' ends compendum from the underrated '80s band does exactly what it says on the box, for better or worse.

READ more
Marc Almond: Hits and Pieces - The Best of Marc Almond and Soft Cell

Hits and Pieces concentrates on the commercially-appealing aspects of Almond's recordings, painting him as the pop star he has always been so reluctant to be.

READ more
New Order: Presents Be Music

A comprehensive, if scattershot, compendium or Sumner, Hook, and the Other Two's production work -- and then some.

READ more
Animotion - “Last Time” (video) (premiere)

New wave synthpop band Animotion returns to music 26 years after their last work and they've got a brand new video, "Last Time".

READ more

6 Mar 2017 // 1:00 PM

Blondie - “Fun” (Singles Going Steady)

Androgyny, glitter, and good music make for an excellent combination and a great time, and Blondie somehow seems to have the same sky high energy it always has.

READ more

24 Feb 2017 // 11:50 AM

Depeche Mode - “Where’s the Revolution” (Singles Going Steady)

Depeche Mode's "Where's the Revolution" has no time for the rabble that won’t be roused.

READ more
20 Hits of the ‘80s You Might Not Have Known Are Covers

There were many hit cover versions in the '80s, some of well-known originals, and some that fans may be surprised are covers.

READ more
The Human League: A Very British Synthesiser Group

Some of the pop music on this collection ranks among the best, but fans and the curious of nature might be better off with acquiring the four-disc anthology than another greatest hits package.

READ more
Madness: Can’t Touch Us Now

Madness serves up a release that disappoints while also suggesting there's still plenty of life left in the veteran band.

READ more
Visage: The Wild Life (The Best of 1978-2015)

This is the collected works of the '80s British New Romantic band, best known for the synthpop classic “Fade to Grey”.

READ more
Andre Cymone: Black Man in America

Former Prince collaborator Andre Cymone delivers a deftly executed and sobering set of protest songs for the modern age with Black Man in America.

READ more

8 Nov 2016 // 3:25 AM

The Pretenders: Alone

Chrissie Hynde returns with the Pretenders and a renewed collaboration with Dan Auerbach to reflect and rebel with confidence and loss.

READ more

2 Sep 2016 // 9:42 AM

Shura: Nothing’s Real

Shura's thoughtful and emotionally resonant debut is as appreciative of the past as it is cognizant of its place in the present.

READ more
Nouvelle Vague - “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Dream Koala remix) (premiere)

This airy Dream Koala remix reenvisions the tune as an ethereal, dreamy, bit of ambient chill-out.

READ more
The Bangles: Ladies and Gentleman… the Bangles!

These earliest recordings of the Bangles showcase their chops as a live group and an excellent grasp of songwriting and melody writing. It's a must-have for die-hards and those wishing to delve deeper into the group's discography.

READ more

25 Jul 2016 // 9:50 AM

Boy George Is Happy to Be Back on the Road with Culture Club

Boy George discusses how he keeps fit on the road and his memories of the late punk impresario Malcolm McLaren.

READ more
More Recent Articles

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Full Throttle: Remastered' Is Both Updated and Dated

// Moving Pixels

"Full Throttle: Remastered is a game made for people who don't mind pixel hunting -- like we used to play.

READ the article